New Number Plates for 2020 and Beyond

Posted by Sean Cooper
March 2nd, 2021 at 8:58 am

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In my time in the retail motor industry I never understood why people had such trouble understanding the current system of number plates for newly registered vehicles.

I could possibly …

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Ever wondered about the humble origins of the number plate?

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March 3rd, 2021 at 1:03 pm

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There is a company you have probably never heard of whose claim to fame is that they are the oldest number plate makers in the UK and they are called …

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Car Depreciation – is there anything you can do about it?

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March 3rd, 2021 at 1:01 pm

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It’s no secret that new cars depreciate at an eye-watering rate.  But is there anything you can do about it?  Do some cars fall in value more rapidly than others …

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The History of the Number Plate

Posted by Sean Cooper
June 15th, 2020 at 5:43 pm

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We take number plates for granted these days, don’t we?

It’s impossible to imagine buying and owning a motor vehicle today and there being no need to register it and …

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Strange Driving Laws Throughout Europe

Posted by Sean Cooper
June 15th, 2020 at 5:42 pm

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I’ve never found too many people in the UK who have much of a quarrel with any of our laws associated with driving. Just about every law you can think …

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The Funniest Number Plates We’ve Seen

Posted by Sean Cooper
June 15th, 2020 at 5:39 pm

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What one person considers extremely funny could completely pass many other people by without raising so much as a mild smirk, and number plates are no exception. Car number plates …

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Green Number Plates for Electric Cars – The Ins and Outs

Posted by Sean Cooper
March 3rd, 2021 at 1:04 pm

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In October last year, the UK government launched a consultation process about the possibility of introducing green number plates for electric cars. The consultation period came to an end on …

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Private Registration Sales Surge Says DVLA

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What do you buy someone who’s difficult to buy a present for? It’s a problem most of us experience from time to time, especially at Christmas. Well, according to the …

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Driving in Europe After Brexit – How Will it Affect UK Driving Licenses?

Posted by Sean Cooper
March 3rd, 2021 at 1:02 pm

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There’s been a huge amount of hyperbole spouted about how Brexit will affect things over the years since the UK voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, and …

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How to choose a good Towing vehicle

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January 30th, 2020 at 4:38 pm

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Before you even contemplate the array of towing possibilities available to you, list out carefully what your key requirements are. 

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In addition to towing, do you require a vehicle which …

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